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The GPI Movers And Shakers – Gruissem Makes An Appearance

shutterstock_128928221It’s that time of the month once again where the Global Poker Index brings us its most up to date release of their top 300 ranked tournament poker players. They have a method of working these rankings out by awarding points for performances in tournaments over the past three years.

The top ten is pretty much as it was right at the top; however we have had a new addition with Andrew Lichtenberger moving himself up six places to 8th position, with that set to improve in the next addition further after a strong performance in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star.


The Current Top Ten!

Marvin Rettenmaier – 3,263.36

Jason Mercier – 3,055.44

Dan Smith – 3,053,03

Bertrand Grospellier – 2,985.81

Mike Watson – 2,915.02

Joseph Cheong – 2,904.72

Bryn Kenney – 2,842.37

Phillip Gruissem – 2,838.76

Andrew Lichtenberger – 2,798.09

Vanessa Selbst – 2,788.75

Whilst the top ten is looking as strong as ever, we have had plenty of movement further down, with a total of fourteen players jumping into the top 300. The highest placed of these was Amir Lehavot who moved right up into 202nd place after taking down one of the side events at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star.

Other new additions include Jesse Yaginuma, Eric Froelich, John Hennigan, Harrison Gimbel and Aaron Massey.

Those players obviously had to replace fourteen others that fell from the top 300, with names such as Chris Tryba, Jeremy Kottler, Nicolas Cardyn and the hard to pronounce Athanasios Polychronopoulos.

The Highest Gains And Lowest Drops!

The player that made the biggest jump up the rankings was Rodger Johnson after he leapt up 118 places into 152nd spot after an excellent performance in winning the $25k NLHE High Roller at the WPT LA Poker Classic.

Other big jumps belonged to Nicholad Verkaik who moved up 109 places, Paul Volpe who shot up to 79th after a jump of 87 places and Alex Venovski who moved up 81 places into 101st.

Going in the opposite direction we had a number of big names, with the player falling the furthest being Vadzim Kursevich, with some of his better results over the years now maturing. He was joined on his drop by players like JP Kelly, Phil Ivey, Sam Trickett and John Juanda.

With plenty of events having just been completed and plenty more still to come in March, we expect things to change quite allot both at the top and everywhere below. So make sure you come and take a look at our report next month.


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